PUBLISHED: 23:01, Tue, Oct 1, 2019 | UPDATED: 23:03, Tue, Oct 1, 2019
Polling expert and political scientist John Curtice explained Boris Johnson's Brexit strategy focusses on swaying voters from the Brexit Party and capitalising on a split Remainer vote. During an interview with Express.co.uk, Mr Curtice explained by taking votes away from the Labour Party, Jo Swinson is handing Boris Johnson a Brexit gift. With the Remain vote split, this could result in the Tory Party winning more seats which would better allow him to pass a Brexit deal through Parliament.
Mr Curtice said: “Boris Johnson’s strategy is very straight forward.
“It is to try and unite the Leave vote behind the Conservative Party.
“And to hope or assume the Remain vote remains divided between the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats.
“One of the ironies of the current situation is that Boris Johnson thinks it possible he might be able to win an overall majority even though his party in the polls is lower than the share of the vote that has ever been won by a party that has won an overall majority.
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John Curtice warned Jo Swinson was giving Boris Johnson a Brexit opportunity (Image: Getty)
John Curtice insisted Boris Johnson needed to squeeze the Brexit Party to succeed in an election (Image: Daily Express)
“The fact that he can contemplate that rests on the fact that the Liberal